siddington village - gloucestershire

siddington past

The following articles were uncovered by Jon Hughes, a resident of Siddington.

Body Found in Siddington Field

Source – Cheltenham Chronicle 24th February 1917

At the Cirencester workhouse on Monday morning, a jury held an inquest into the death of George
Miller (60) a woodman of Cirencester who was found dead in a field near Siddington rectory on Friday afternoon.

The deceased was admitted to the workhouse infirmary on January 12th; during the time he was in anunsettled condition and wanted to go out. He was advised to wait till the weather was warmer. He was last seen on 12th February when he went to a shed where male inmates were allowed to smoke and then went missing between 6.30-7.00am. The deceased could get out of the premises by scaling a high wall and getting into Watermoor Recreation Ground then over another wall by the side of the canal, which led to Siddington.

His body was discovered lying under a holly bush 400 yards from the footpath by Clara Bowls who was collecting wood in the field. Dr MacKinnon said the man suffered from chronic asthma and death was due to cold and exposure acting on a diseased heart. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

Pigeon Shoot

Source – Gloucester Citizen 15th January 1897

At Siddington on Thursday afternoon in a match at Pigeons, five birds, £5 aside, between Mr H. Shurmer of Cheltenham and Mr Issac Gough of Cirencester, the latter won, killing four birds to his opponents three.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Source – Gloucester Citizen 27th January 1897

Siddington Church contributed 14s 6d to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution from Harvest and other Church collections for the period 1st January to 31st December 1896.

Petty Sessions

Source – Gloucester Journal 2nd January 1897

Petty sessions before W. Cripps (in the Chair). Walter Townsend and Emmanual Wall of Siddington werecharged with indecent conduct in Cricklade Street on 13th December. Townsend pleaded guilty and PC White proved the case against Wall. Fined 2s 6d each.

Cook Wanted

Source – Gloucester Citizen 23rd January 1897

Wanted at once, a good cook for a county small dairy; three in family, kitchen maid after one o’clock. Church of England. Apply by letter to Mrs A. Siddington Lodge.